What a week! We were invited to apply for a 189 visa in July and on Tuesday we formally lodged our application!!! Happy days.
However, one day after we lodged and paid for the 189, Western Australia contacted us to enquire about our 190 visa application and told us they had problems accessing our EOI. I gather that's because the EOI is now suspended. We would have preferred to have gone down the SS route as it would have moved more quickly and it seems we now that we can't. Does anyone know if visas can be swapped (from 189 to 190) or is it too late as we have applied now? Very frustrating!
And then to top it all off, I was contacted by a company yesterday about positions in Oz and they may be interested in sorting out a 457 visa for us. They are aware of the 189 progressing but would possibly like to bring us out sooner. This is appealing to us, especially as we will have a job sorted for us in Oz and also a lot of moving expenses helped with. However, we wouldn't like to lose the permanent visa opportunity. Can we continue processing our 189 if we accept and are taken out to Oz with a 457?
All a little bit confusing and any advice would be welcome.